CH council member's comment to taxpayers was out of line

To the Editor:

As most Cleveland Heights residents know, there are Whistlestop meetings being held at The Wine Spot on Lee Road to discuss the issues that affect Cleveland Heights residents. I have watched the video from Whistlestop #3 a few times and, more specifically, the remarks made by Cleveland Heights Council Member Kahlil Seren.

It is incomprehensible to me that a person who was appointed to council to fill a vacant seat and who is now running for council on his own merits would make the statement that if anyone [does] not like the proposed income tax increase he does not feel that he wants them or needs them living here.

I have lived in Cleveland Heights for 75 years and voted for most of them. I cannot recall having ever heard such an irresponsible statement made by an official of our government.

He feels that the people should serve the government rather than the other way around. Do we really want people like him in the city representing us on council?

Richard A. Hollis

Richard A. Hollis
Cleveland Heights

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 11:04 AM, 09.22.2015